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Electric Factory
07-23-2007, 4:34 PM
I'm trying to remove the sling swivel from my Stag 2HT upper in order to slide a rail cover over the rail which will not fit w/o removing the swivel.

I tried tapping on the rivet/ pin which holds it in place but it won't BUDGE- what is the correct procedure for removing this sling swivel, or more to the point tapping out/ removing said rivet/ pin ?
Any advice welcome- arghhhhhhhh !
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Technical Ted
07-23-2007, 4:44 PM
I'm trying to remove the sling swivel from my Stag 2HT upper in order to slide a rail cover over the rail which will not fit w/o removing the swivel.

I tried tapping on the rivet/ pin which holds it in place but it won't BUDGE- what is the correct procedure for removing this sling swivel, or more to the point tapping out/ removing said rivet/ pin ?
Tap out the two roll pins on the opposite side from the swivel. The roll pins that run parallel to the barrel. The clamp the wraps around the barrel will separate into two pieces.

Similar to this:
http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/slings/Images/12598617k.jpg

grammaton76
07-23-2007, 4:47 PM
I don't have one in front of me right now, but try using a pair of vise-grips pliers to press the two halves of the metal band that goes around the barrel, down. I have a hunch that would take some pressure off of the pin, thus allowing you to drift it out much easier. Don't use a lot of pressure, just a bit.

grammaton76
07-23-2007, 4:48 PM
Oops... misunderstood the question, thought the roll pin was really wedged in there tight.

Electric Factory
07-23-2007, 6:07 PM
Tap out the two roll pins on the opposite side from the swivel. The roll pins that run parallel to the barrel. The clamp the wraps around the barrel will separate into two pieces.

Similar to this:
http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/slings/Images/12598617k.jpg

Got it, done and done.
Thanks for your expertise as always.
EF :D